The Favourite Review: A Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ Oscar-Winning Version

Laavanya Hien |Mar 06, 2019

The Favourite is about the mostly forgotten Queen Anne, the British monarch ( the role is acted by Olivia Colman) memorized today for the frail health.

The Favourite

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Main cast: Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, Joe Alwyn, Emma Stone, and Nicholas Hoult

Rating: 3.5/5

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The Favorite

The Favourite is about the mostly forgotten Queen Anne, the British monarch (Olivia Colman acts the role), who unluckily is most memorized today for the frail health as well as her little interest that she got in governing. And, Queen Anne would spend almost all of the time establishing odd games to play with her rabbits. The Marlborough’s Duchess, Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz plays this character) efficiently rule the country and via relentless scheming has strengthened herself as the advisor of Queen Anne, then in minutes of need, lover of her.

When Abigail Hill (acted by the beautiful actress Emma Stone), the distant cousin of Sarah washing up on shores in a grand palace, lives in together with Queen Anne, her crippling lack of confidence persuades her to take down Abigail, for fear that her position would be threatened.


Abigail belonging to the lower class in society than Sarah is required to work initially as the scullery maid; however, soon starts to make progress into the inner circle of the Queen. She begins by demonstrating the Queen Anne kindness, as this is the thing that the Queen appears to be craving for. But later, her body is sacrificed to chase the power.

In numerous ways, The Favourite is a discovery of this kind if power, more especially the power related to female. While males are in the higher likelihood of fueling the egos in the same situations, the movies appear to put forward it with a female; it has much more to deal with survival.

The unequal environments that they have been brought up have enabled them to become what they’re since similar environments will consume them at the time they display any weakness. And thus they need to grow unforgiving, petty, and cruel. As these alternatives are in front of their eyes, riddled under the confidence, slathered in the tacky makeup, and titled Queen Anne.

The Favorite

Colman acts like the tragicomic failure, spit out and destroyed by the world which exists no time for persons like her. In among the most heartbreaking shoot of The Favourite, Abigail is told by her that she’s lost up to 17 babies and that moment appears the reference to myriad bunny rabbits in which she overwhelmed herself by; however, nearly immediately disclosed itself to become a factual statement.

Notably, it’s a humorous touch on the part of Yorgos Lanthimos, the film director to describe male characters as arrogant poseurs, though.

The Favourite trailer.

He does it by combining with the trademark sense of humour with perfect work thanks to the department heads. I could write pages involving the costumes of Sandy Powell and the cinematography of Robbie Ryan. Filmed with the confusing fisheye lenses which isolate the characters in frame corners, much of the evolution of Sarah, Abigail, and Anne is told via their clothes. The transformation from being a maid to being a confidante of Abigail has a feature of nouveau riche showiness, while Sarah is clothed almost in the dark. In the meantime, Anne looks much like the overgrown child with clothes still chosen by parents.

Unlike the latest Mary Queen of Scots, the feminism throughout the film is quite on point. It sincerely doesn’t considers much about men, however, rather than have a female speak it in as plenty of words; it lets the guys make themselves seem ridiculous - which means something that you could count on.

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